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Registry #1 392930 Registry #2 Registry #3
Name 1 1979 Canmar Kigoriak Name 5
Name 2 1997 Kigoria Name 6
Name 3 2003 Talagy Name 7
Name 4 Name 8
Year Built 1979 Place Saint John Area NB Country Canada
Designer (nk) Measurement (imp) 260'
Builder Saint John Dry Dock & Shipbuilding Co., Saint John NB Measurement (metric)
Hull Steel Displacement
Gross Tonnage 3642 Type 1 Tug, anchor-handling
Registered Tonnage 1241 Type 2
Engine 2 diesel engines Engine Manufacture Sulzer Corp.
Repower Propulsion Screw
Rebuilds Call Sign
Pendant  # Masters Captain C. Cunningham (1979)
In 1979 she was owned by AMOCO. In 1997-2000 she was owned Keen Waters Navigation Ltd.,
Fate Registry closed Date 1997-09-04
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She was an Arctic Class-3 icebreaking anchor handling tug. In a departure from normal procedure she was designed in Vancouver but built (in 8.5 months) in 1979 at Saint John NB by Saint John Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co. Ltd. As a tug/supply vessel she was fitted for anchor-handling and deck cargo for service in the Western Arctic and Beaufort Sea. Her steel single chine hull and deep box keel produce good open water sailing. The hull includes a reamer-extruder fitted at the joint of the bow and midbody section to slice a path through the ice about 6' wider than the width of the hull. The spoon-shaped bow is also useful for icebreaking. A Paramount Cascade hull water lubricating system reduces the friction of the broken ice against the hull as it drifts past. The hull is designed to direct the flow of this ice away from the nozzle of the propellor to minimize the clogging effect. Power is produced by two marine diesels through a single controlled pitch propellor contained in a double flared nozzle to produce more thrust. The large propellor is housed behind a skeg. A bow and stern thruster improve manoeuverability. A deck crane, towing and anchor handling winch on the upper deck provide additional capability. Comfortable accomodation for 22 officers and crew and 12 passengers include a large mess and galley, a gymnasium, sauna and lounge. In 1979 she made a partial transit of the Northwest Passage westward throuh Lancaster Sound, Prince of Wales Strait and the Beaufort Sea
Canada List of Shipping; MacFarlane, J.M. (1992) Northwest Passage Challengers. In Resolution. Spring Issue. Maritime Museum of British Columbia
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